Students Work With Access Surf


By Christian Lum
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(Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Timothy Schiller Sr. ) Instructors, in addition to the MHS students and Access Surf members, also participated in teaching children and adults how to surf and swim.

Hosted at White Plains Beach on April 1, the MHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program and Surf Club banded together with Access Surf, a non-profit organization, to teach those with physical and cognitive disabilities how to surf and swim.

“It’s more than just going to the beach, laying in the sun, swimming in the water. It’s making connections with these people to make them feel recognized and that they are people too. Though they might have a challenge or obstacle in their life, be it physical or mental, they still are human,” said Senior Jase Agoo.

Student’s eagerness to help shined at the event. “We bring out great students that are mature and responsible, and they don’t have to constantly be looking to give us a task, because they know we are going to do it. It makes me proud,” said Lt. Col. Timothy Schiller Sr.

 A learning opportunity for each participant, students hope to continue to be a part of Access Surf.